Democrat sweetheart and New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes that the wealthy should be slammed with even more taxes than they already are because, as the radical left loves to repeat time and again, “the rich should pay their fair share.”
Thing is, it would appear that AOC doesn’t think the rules should apply to her, which is pretty par for the course for a modern leftist.
According to the Washington Examiner, AOC used to have a business in 2012 called the “Brook Avenue Press” which focused on publishing children’s books. According to state records, New York dissolved Brook Avenue Press in 2016 thanks to the business going belly up. Despite the venture dissolving, AOC never paid the corporate taxes, causing New York to file a tax warrant in July 2017, just two months after she launched her primary campaign against Rep. Joe Crowley. According to documents, she owed $1,618.
The total has now swelled by 52 percent to $2,461 as of Wednesday. The Examiner has confirmed that the warrant remains open according to the Bronx County Clerk’s Office.
AOC’s office has previously said this matter is being contested, but this was back in 2020. Whether or not it’s being contested is still up in the air, but it’s not like the New York congresswoman doesn’t have the means to pay it off. You see, she’s one of the wealthy now. As the Examiner makes clear, AOC has raked in over half a million dollars since she’s been in office.
What’s more, she lives in a swanky DC apartment, drives a Tesla, and illegally parks said Tesla when she shops at Whole Foods within walking distance of said swanky DC apartment. Any person who can afford all of that will likely balk at a measly $2461. Besides, she seems to be very fond of taxes to boot. This is the same woman who wore a “tax the rich” dress and created the “Green New Deal” policy that would require taxes to be jacked up as high as 70 percent.
If AOC truly believes what she believes, that taxes are truly the way to a better society, then why won’t she pay the taxes she owes? Why is she contesting these taxes? Is she saying that the government is in error for trying to squeeze that money from her? Why does she want to hold onto that money so badly?
Seems AOC doesn’t truly believe everything she espouses.